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if you saw similarities between Trump’s hate rally and Warren’s equity town hall, that’s on you
*equality
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I think part of this feigned hysteria on the right about Castro’s (totally legitimate) use of public donor info is also part of a ploy to attack campaign finance disclosure laws. They’d like nothing more than for all money to be dark money
Really good point. The constant GOP smearing of Soros with antisemitic tropes actually led to someone trying to murder him with a bomb
A lot of folks have rightly asked why reporters are playing along. I think it’s because they have an inability to draw distinctions between Trump’s incitement and what Castro has done here. Also a DEEP desire to #bothsides everything and to scold Democrats
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it’s a cowardly shield to hide behind
Imagine bring a grown adult journalist in 2019, looking at political landscape **and not being able to tell which party is responsible** for the chaos
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Why at 4:30a am I in a Lyft to BWI airport, fleeing the Baltimore humidity on #July4 for the greater heat of El Paso?

Full statement is attached. Basically, #CitizenPresence is the reason. Making sure moral outrages of the camps are before our consciousness. Follow my day here.
If they make a movie Davening [praying] in Airports I'll be in line. White privilege: no one looks at me. Today is #July4& also #RoshChodesh, the start of a new month.

I say Hallel, the collection of Psalms celebrating special days. "You freed my bonds." "I called from depths."
And a specially long psalm to end the prayers of the day, mentioning the blessing of food. "Bread satisfies people's hearts." Wine, oil and bread. The basics migrants look for. What our cruel government denies them in the camps.

New month, new possibilities for change, Exoduses.
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article makes NO MENTION of fact Trump tweeted out doctored video of Pelosi. how do newsrooms become this broken? nytimes.com/2019/05/23/us/…
instead, NYT goes with #BothSides narrative of Trump and Pelosi engaged in “war of words”
just astonishing
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btw, this ABC round table discussion featured 4 guests—3 Republicans
two of them were Meghan McCain and Chris Christie. I can’t even.....
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⭐️2nd Account Discovered⭐️

Thread 2: Nick Bosa caught following 2nd IG account with white nationalist & MAGA themed posts.

Let’s take a look at the account...

“DC_Draino” by Rogan O’Handley

...& see what Nick Bosa has ❤️ “liked” and is consuming on social media.
Nick Bosa ❤️ likes that NFL halftime show artists did “avoid politics and stick to hits.” #SuperBowl #NFLDraft2019
Nick Bosa ❤️ likes post talking political trash to LA Rams players after Super Bowl loss.

“Maybe if you spent more time on a game plan instead of insulting the man that’s saving the country...you would have scored at least one touchdown...losers”

#SuperBowl #NFLDraft2019
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Thread: Nick Bosa follows “deplorable” MAGA themed IG accounts with racial, homophobic, Islamaphobic, & white nationalist posts.

Let’s take a look at the account...

“Too_Savage_For_Democrats” by Dylan Perentis

...& see what Nick Bosa has ❤️ “liked” and put into his feed.
Nick Bosa ❤️ likes the idea of cutting welfare to migrant families to pay for Trump’s border wall. ”#BuildTheWall#NFLDraft2019
Nick Bosa ❤️ liked Trump’s tweet attack on LeBron James and Don Lemon’s intelligence. “Trump is straight savage.” #NFLDraft2019
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While some of us were covering #MuellerReport, @BretStephensNYT was comparing @Ilhan to Trump. Stephens deliberately misquoted Ilhan and elided the context to push a false narrative. Plus the NYT url is "ilhan-omar-anti-semitic-israel."
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Trump has undermined the fabric of this democracy, but the @nytimes is still hiring people to carry water for him.

btw, if you STILL don't know the actual @ilhan story, the @latimes did real reporting on it here:
latimes.com/politics/la-fi…
For several years we've been bombarded with @nytimes stories that minimized Trump's involvement in subverting the election and stories minimizing his supporters' racism and white nationalism.
It's the worst #bothsides journalism.
nytimes.com/2016/11/01/us/…
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The Rise and Fall of #PeteButtigieg, a play in three acts (probably):
Act One: Who is this guy with a funny name? Mayor of Notre Dame? I mean South Bend? Well whatever there are like 40 candidates and I don't have time for another random white dude who thinks he ought to be president. Go run for governor or something dude.
Act Two: These quotes reveal an unusually keen mind. The James Joyce, the piano, the Norwegian. Rhodes Scholar? - What if he is the millennial genius that we've been waiting for. I like how he talks about packing the courts, as we need a theory of change as well as policy. +
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First startup idea to really challenge Peter Daou’s Verrit as least useful/necessary political innovation
Hashtag: climate change
Hashtag: vaccines
Hashtag: putting children in cages
Hashtag: cannibalism

Got. To. Hear. Both. Sides
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odd #BothSides take on why “Congress” doesn’t pass popular policies. reminder: 90% supported Obama’s gun bill and GOP wouldn’t allow a vote; nytimes.com/2019/03/05/opi…
hint: “Congress” isn’t the problem
extremely unproductive to present claim that #BothSides are to blame, are the same, and are equally unresponsive to voters
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Monday I made a decision I should have made in 2016: I will no longer engage people deliberately lying about anything, be it me, the election, the events of 2016, Trump.

Wilfull ignorance is not a good faith position.
I like to engage readers, but not on false premises.
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Everyone is entitled to their own opinion. None of us--myself included--is entitled to their own facts.

#FACT: Bernie Sanders lost the 2016 primary because he got 4M fewer votes. Period.
#FACT: Trump is a criminal. He was cited as a felon in the #MichaelCohen case. Period.
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#FACT: Trump is a racist. As far back as the 1970s Trump was investigated by the DOJ for racial bias. He consistently attacks black celebrities and athletes. He announced his candidacy for president by calling Mexican immigrants rapists, murderers and drug dealers.
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I'm just going to say again, they could have hired me instead.

I've been a politics reporter for 30yrs, worked for one British and five American and dailies and seven national magazines as well as several weeklies and two radio stations.

This hire is just #bothsides-ism.
My only point being that there are a bazillion journalists and editors out here who are qualified for the position.
The optics are horrible. It doesn't matter if all the anchors are left when this one person is getting all the media.
Remember when the NYT hired Quinn Norton for their both-sides-ism and it turned out she had a bunch of white nationalist stuff in her TL and the outrage was so extreme they had to fire her?
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Thread. @ThePlumLineGS has a lot to say about #BothSides media coverage of Trump, his #shutdown and his stupid wall. I’m not an assiduous consumer of cable TV news, and so am prone to dismiss the influence of this on public opinion. Perhaps I am wrong. But here’s a thought...
2. There’s a part of major electronic media where #BothSides coverage doesn’t happen. As @ThePlumLineGS points out, this is FoxWorld. In FoxWorld, airtime is devoted to Praise-for-the-Leader, every day and nearly all the time. It’s a business model as much as anything.
3. The FoxWorld audience wants affirmation and storylines more than information. No tweaking of news coverage or commentary from other outlets (or print media) will make up for that. What about an attack on the business model?
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1) Now that Trump has caved in the shutdown fight, I'd like to suggest that there's a lesson in this outcome about the continuing blight of #BothSides media coverage.

*THREAD*
2) When Nancy Pelosi canceled Trump’s State of the Union speech, the thrust of a great deal of media discussion was that Pelosi had "sunk to Trump's level."
3) But this precluded any reasoned judgment about whether one side’s use of the levers of power was more legitimate and even more mature and considered under the circumstances than the other.

As I wrote, this subtly put a thumb on the scales for Trump:

washingtonpost.com/opinions/2019/…
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as Trump's mindless shutdown stretches on, the press retreats more and more to #BothSides nonsense. @amjoyshow
normalizing Trump is a drug
this is NOT like previous shutdowns and the press should not rely on old scripts.
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see, “Washington” is the problem
this piece is predictably awful—the big take-away is Trump ‘has changed DC culture.’ boy, nothing gets by the NYT
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wise advice—wish it wasn’t necessary since it’s nearly 2019; washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/styl…
stop enabling Trump WH liars. drop #BothSides. these are things that I and others were pleading the press to do back in winter of 2017
we face a national crisis, the media’s slow-motion incrementalism isn’t going to cut it
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To even pretend NJ Dems are like Wisc GOP is just painfully embarrassing; nytimes.com/2018/12/14/opi…
it’s the #BothSides addiction
a proposal to redraw districts that the Dem gov disapproves of is NOT like overturning an election and having it approved by the GOP gov
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maddening—NYT even uses Bush death to push insipid #BothSides.
i.e."Washington culture" has changed for the worse since Bush's time.

see, #BothSides are to blame
here's what GOP's done since Bush's time

1. spent 8 yrs trying to drive from office massively popular Dem president
2. started trillion-dollar war based on lies
3. radically opposed agenda of another massively popular Dem president
4. worships historically corrupt Repub POTUS
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TRUMP on GM plant closures: "We don't like it. I believe they'll be opening up something else. And I was very tough. I spoke with her when I heard they were closing and I said, you know, this country has done a lot for general motors. You better get back in there soon."
Trump dismisses govt report about dire economic consequences of climate change: "I don't believe it. And here's other thing, you're going to have to China & Japan & all of Asia & all of these other countries -- you know, it addresses our country. Right now we're the cleanest."
REPORTER: Are you okay tear-gassing children?

TRUMP: "They're not -- as you know, they're not -- they had to be used, b/c they were being rushed by some very tough people & they used tear gas. And here's bottom line. Nobody's coming into our country unless they come in legally"
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#Ukraine’s on the verge of martial law b/c #Russia just seriously escalated its 4yo illegal war—blocking key Kerch Strait, firing on & seizing 3 Ukrainian navy ships, wounding 6 Ukrainian sailors—AND Trump attacks NATO & EU. Appalling, terrifying & expected of a #PutinPuppet.
#Russia’s fresh aggression in its 4+yr illegal war on #Ukraine is a crisis with advance warning. Read @KyivPost’s coverage of Russia’s military threats to gain control of Azov Sea kyivpost.com/ukraine-politi… via @BSBonner #KerchStrait #KerchBlockade #PutinWar #RussiaAttacksUkraine
Escalating tensions between #Russia and #Ukraine in the Sea of Azov bear echoes of Russian provocations that led to the war with Georgia in 2008 atlanticcouncil.org/blogs/new-atla… via @AtlanticCouncil h/t @IlvesToomas #KerchBlockade #KerchStrait #RussiaAttacksUkraine #BlackSea
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good grief, if you think Jewish community is ‘deeply divided’ over the Trumps, I know some bridges for sale.
NYT simply cannot bring itself to break from from #BothSides nonsense
coming next week from NYT: Black Voters Face Deep Divide Over Trump
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